Cincinnati vs. Syracuse: Full Game Preview

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Cincinnati vs. Syracuse: Full Game Preview
Cincinnati
(16-3, 5-0 away)
(6) Syracuse
(17-1, 12-0 home)
Venue: Carrier Dome
3:30PM ET / 12:30PM PT, January 21, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Cincinnati S Kilpatrick 18.3 T Rubles 6.1 C Wright 3.7
Syracuse B Triche 14.6 C Fair 7.1 M Carter-Williams 9.3

On Monday, Cincinnati visits Carrier Dome to take on No. 6 Syracuse. It takes place at 3:30 EST and you can see it on ESPN. The Bearcats are 1-4 against the Orange over the last four years. They won 71-68 on 3/9/2012 the last time they played.

Syracuse maintains 1st place in the Big East while Cincinnati sits at 4th place.

In a 71-69 win over Marquette on January 19th, Sean Kilpatrick put up 36 points for the Bearcats. With 18.3 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. In a 70-68 victory over Louisville on January 19th, Brandon Triche put up 23 points and 6 rebounds for the Orange. He leads the team with 14.6 points per game. Syracuse will hope to exploit their strength in offensive rebounding percentage in this matchup. Their mark of 42.3 in this area ranks 1st in the conference and 3rd in the country.

Syracuse StatSmack

  • Cincinnati beat Syracuse by 3 points the last time they played (Mar 09, 2012).
  • The Cincinnati scoring leader (Sean Kilpatrick) has more points than the Syracuse scoring leader (Brandon Triche).
  • The Cincinnati three-point leader (Cashmere Wright) has more three-pointers than the Syracuse three-point leader (James Southerland).
  • Justin Jackson is ranked 9th in the Big East in blocks.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Cincinnati currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (956 to 936) than Syracuse, per the NCAA.
  • How does our back look? Cincinnati is ranked higher than Syracuse in the Big East (#1 vs #2).
  • The Cincinnati blocks leader (Cheikh Mbodj) has more blocks than the Syracuse blocks leader (Rakeem Christmas).
  • Sean Kilpatrick is ranked 16th nationally in points, 2nd in the Big East in three-pointers, and 10th in the Big East in steals.
  • Cashmere Wright is ranked 9th in the Big East in points, 24th nationally in three-pointers, and 39th nationally in steals.
  • Cheikh Mbodj is ranked 19th nationally in blocks.
  • Cincinnati players are more experienced than Syracuse players (11,264 minutes played vs 9,561 minutes played).
Cinci Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Sean Kilpatrick 32 18 5 2 1 0 2
B Cashmere Wright 28 15 3 4 2 0 2
B JaQuon Parker 28 11 5 2 1 0 2
C+ Titus Rubles 21 7 6 2 1 0 2
C+ Cheikh Mbodj 19 5 5 0 0 3 1
C Justin Jackson 19 4 5 1 1 1 2
C David Nyarsuk 14 4 3 0 0 1 1
C J. Sanders 13 4 2 1 0 0 1
C- S. Thomas 12 3 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Ge`Lawn Guyn 12 3 1 1 0 0 1
D+ J. Davis III 11 6 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Kelvin Gaines 6 1 2 0 0 1 0
D A. Eppensteiner 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
SU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- M. Carter-Williams 34 12 5 9 3 1 4
B+ C.J. Fair 31 13 7 1 1 1 2
B+ Brandon Triche 32 15 4 4 2 0 3
B J. Southerland 26 14 5 1 1 1 1
B- R. Christmas 22 7 6 0 1 2 1
C DaJuan Coleman 15 6 5 0 1 1 1
C Jerami Grant 14 5 3 0 0 1 1
C Baye Keita 14 4 4 0 1 1 1
C Trevor Cooney 13 5 1 1 1 0 0
D+ Noel Jones 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D M. Lyde-Cajuste 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Nolan Hart 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D G. Hoffmann 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Russ DeRemer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Albert Nassar 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
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